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Watch: Behind the Scenes on the Set of 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

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July 11, 2012
Source: ET

Oz: The Great and Powerful

The gorgeous first poster is all we've seen for Sam Raimi's exciting return to the Emerald City in the form of Oz: The Great and Powerful, but now we get a slightly better glimpse at the film itself. Unfortunately, that glimpse comes from Entertainment Tonight, so you'll have to suffer through the awful TV personalities. But the footage on set and interviews with James Franco and Mila Kunis make it an interesting watch. Honestly, the film has a lot to live up to as it journeys back to the world of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, but we'll have a better idea of what to expect after we see footage at Comic-Con this week so stay tuned!

Here's the behind-the-scenes featurette on Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful from ET:

When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great and powerful Wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well. Also features the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams). Disney's fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Dark Man, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell), imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. From a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Disney will be sending us back to Oz on March 8th, 2013 next year. Good stuff?

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  • Not a single mention of Sam Raimi but at least 4 minutes of Franco high-rambling.
  • Danimal
    Is it me or do they seem bored as hell with this? I'm a little sceptical about this, but will hold all judgment till I see footage. The it's sounding so far though, might not fall far from Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'
    • I think it's a train wreck waiting to happen because you need to leave the design and feel alone so it feels like the original yet you need to update the eye candy to keep modern audiences interested. The no singing and dancing part is interesting considering Spyd3 and this being a musical originally. It doesn't sound very promising so far.
  • Jericho
    i want to be excited but this is a prequel to a girls dream...caused by blunt force trauma...
  • DAVIDPD
    Huh...not really what I was expecting.
  • The Truth
    Costumes look amazing!
  • I want this to be good, but it may be Disneys next John Carter...
    • DoomCanoe
      i thought John Carter was sick!
      • max
        Sick as a dog, yes.
        • Lamar
          John Carter (the most underrated movie this year) was a good movie. It had its problems, yes, but I loved a whole lot more than Tron: Legacy, or Avatar (the most OVERratted movie of all time) for that matter. The only reason I can possibly think of why people don't like it is because of Taylor Kitsch's performance. Could he have done better, yeah, but he was decent.
  • best Wizard of Oz spinoff ever: Zardoz!
  • I can tell Franco is trying hard to not give away too many plot points while still building interest. He did pretty good. Love the Franco, and so does my wife...Dammit.

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